Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD

Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD

Vascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 46
Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD is a vascular surgery specialist in Delray Beach, FL. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in vascular surgery and general surgery.Read his story

4205 W Atlantic Ave Ste 201

Delray Beach, FL 33445

Contact Information

(561) 303-0013

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Venous Insufficiency
very high
more than 95% of peers
Varicose Veins
very high
more than 93% of peers
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
very high
more than 91% of peers

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Dr. Ricotta II's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ricotta II "Dr. Joseph Ricotta is a nationally and internationally renowned expert in the field of vascular and endovascular surgery. He brings years of valuable experience working at the nation's leading institutions such as Yale, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, and Cleveland Clinic to his role as Regional Medical Director of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy for Tenet Florida Heart and Vascular Network, and Professor of Surgery at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University. Prior to joining Tenet, Dr. Ricotta has also served as CEO and Medical Director of the Vascular Institute of Atlanta, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Institute at Northside Hospital, Associate Professor of Surgery at Georgia Regents/University of Georgia School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Clinical Research, Director of Complex Aortic Surgery and Associate Program Director of the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Emory University, and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Ricotta completed his undergraduate degree at Yale University, received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, completed the Halsted General Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was a traveling scholar and Specialist Registrar in Vascular Surgery at Oxford University in England, and completed a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic followed by an Advanced Endovascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ricotta has garnered national and international recognition as an innovative pioneer and thought-leader in Vascular Surgery. He was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States, and is one of a few in the world, to perform Endovascular Robotic Surgery. He is the first surgeon in the United States with FDA IDE approval to create and implant custom modified endografts in high-risk patients with complex aortic aneurysms, and was the first in Georgia to perform peripheral drug-coated balloon angioplasty. In addition, he was the first surgeon in the Southeast United States to successfully perform the VenaSealTM closure procedure, the newest treatment for varicose veins and venous insufficiency. In addition to providing the entire spectrum of state of the art vascular and endovascular clinical services, Dr. Ricotta has authored over 200 publications, been an investigator in over 60 clinical research trials, and has delivered over 300 lectures on the national and international stage. He serves as an Editor or on the Editorial Board for several professional medical publications, is the co-Founder and Meeting Chair of the International Aortic Summit, Chair of the Incoming Fellows Program of the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, and Chair of the Membership Committee in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society. Throughout his esteemed career, he has served on multiple committees of the Society for Vascular Surgery, and regularly serves on advisory boards or as a consultant to a myriad of industrial corporations. Dr. Ricotta has received numerous awards and has been repeatedly elected as a U.S. News and World Report "Top Doctor" as well as one of "America's Best Doctors" by Castle Connolly, awarded to the top 1% of doctors in the nation. He has also been chosen as a "Top Surgeon" in the United States on multiple occasions, as one of "America's Most Honored Professionals", and has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow by the Society for Vascular Surgery. With his abundant experience and reputation as one of the best vascular surgeons in the nation, Dr. Ricotta is also dedicated to training and teaching future physicians and vascular surgeons. He is very active in the training of medical students, physician assistant students, surgical residents and fellows. He also leads a variety of training workshops on new and innovative endovascular and surgical techniques for physicians and vascular surgeons from all over the world. "
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ricotta II ""At Tenet Florida CardioVascular Care, we are dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive, personalized evaluation and treatment options for patients with all types of vascular conditions so that our patients can feel better, be healthier, and live longer.""

2  Specialties

  • Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

37  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Heart Disease
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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26  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Oxford University
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

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What People Say About Dr. Joseph Ricotta II, MD
He is not only an extremely skilled surgeon but he is very compassionate and takes as much time with you as you want! Explains things very clearly and thoroughly. His entire office staff is extremely knowledgeable,kind and prompt both in their response and follow thru.
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Corey P. in Palm Beach – Aug 17, 2018
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Dr. Ricotta saved my Dad’s life. We found out about him through research and then everyone we asked had amazing things to say. We asked well respected, very senior doctors from around the country, they all knew of him and in some cases knew him. His office is amazing. And he is brilliant, focused,...Read More
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Adam in FL – Aug 17, 2018
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I was there to help me with my swollen legs and Dr. Ricotta and his team were just amazing, my English is not perfect and even then they when above and beyond to make me feel confortable and for me to understand everything, his office manager , Jennifer was just fabulous and his PA Jessica was so...Read More
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miami, FL – Aug 07, 2018
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Dr. Ricotta has an excellent bedside manner, impeccable credentials, and spent time with me answering all of my questions in a way in which I could understand. I love his staff, they are all very professional, kind, and the front office staff always greet me with a smile and makes me feel welcome....Read More
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James in Lake Worth, FL – Aug 04, 2018
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Wanted so much to love this doctor and his staff. I have a 80-99% blockage of my right carotid. Was disappointed not to even meet the doctor on my appointment. My follow up was to have been a CT scan, which had to be rescheduled 3 times because the office did not correctly send the paperwork to my...Read More
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Jul 25, 2018
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